Images of former PRC students.

Careers in Public Health

Learn more about a few of the many PRC students who have gone on to rewarding public health careers. Read more…

University of Iowa third year medical student Brian Guetschow gives a flu shot to JosŽ Santos of West Liberty while classmate Sam Wagner (right) prepares another shot at West Liberty Middle School in West Liberty  on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015. University of Iowa researchers are doing community-based research in West Liberty, where theyÕve worked with Latinos to improve awareness of the HPV vaccine and oral health. The group teamed up with the UI mobile clinic, which provides on-site screenings and other care and is run by students who want to be work in the medical field. (Andy Abeyta/The Gazette)

Cancer Prevention in Latino Community

A team of CPH investigators, including Jason Daniel-Ulloa, are studying cancer issues in the state’s Latino population. The researchers are partnering with residents in West Liberty, IA. Read more…

Prof. Barbara Baquero at a grocery store.

Comunidades Saludables

Barbara Baquero is building connections to improve the health of rural communities, with a focus on Iowa’s growing Latino population. Read more…

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Prevention Research Centers

The Prevention Research Centers study how people and their communities can avoid or counter the risks for chronic illnesses. Read more…

Image of a school student's desk with markers, paper, and a paper plate with a cracker, cheese and grapes.

Giving kids a taste for healthy foods

Pick a better snack™  developed by the Iowa Nutrition Network in the Iowa Department of Public Health is becoming a model for other states.  Read more…


The University of Iowa Prevention Research Center offers workshops, seminars and events for the community. Discover what we have to offer you!

Active Ottumwa

In April 2012, the UI PRC began partnering with the Ottumwa community to improve the quality of life and health of Ottumwa residents.




Elizabeth has kindly volunteered to add two Zumba classes to our September calendar events. She will be teaching tonight from 5-6 PM and next Tuesday night September 27th from 5-6 PM at Market on Main. Come join Elizabeth and dance your stress away tonight and next Tuesday night at Market on Main! ...

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A recent study published by the CDC found that 1 in every 4 adults over 50 years old in the US are not physically active. Active Ottumwa is trying to change that! It is essential that everyone stays physically active, but those 50 years old and older can reduce risk of chronic disease with exercise. So let’s get moving and stay healthy! You can read more about the study here: ...

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